Founder P.S. I Love You Foundation
Patricia Jones is the founder of the P.S. I Love You Foundation. The creation of this foundation was inspired by Patricia’s compassion and empathy to make a difference in the lives of others in need. She realized that the contribution she could make was as simple as sharing the spirit of giving. With Patricia at the helm, the foundation has consistently grown in terms of programs and volunteers.
Patricia is also a full time Realtor, wife and mother of two.
Jeffrey A. Dooley, CPA, MBA, MA
Jeff first met Patricia Jones (Patty) when they were around eight years old…since then…
Jeff received his BS in Accounting from Fairfield University and started his career at Deloitte. After obtaining his CPA (NY, CA, TX, CT), he received his MBA from NYU in International Finance. Jeff then added a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine and is a licensed therapist in CA & TX. He also has a Masters in Tax from Northeastern specializing in Estate Planning.
He has run his own consulting firm specializing in high net-worth and entertainment clients along with start-up companies for over 15 years.
His psych degree has led him to his own private practice in Austin with an emphasis in High School Students, Couples & Business People. Prior to moving to Austin, he ran an Adolescent Eating Disorder Program in Beverly Hills. His current passion is the creation and establishment of the Mental Health Program at Community First!-Mobile Loaves & Fishes in Austin.
Jeff has also quietly gotten to run his own indie entertainment & production company (prodromal productions) for the last ten years.
But most importantly, his greatest accomplishments are his marriage to his wife Miranda and their two children, Luciana & Kaspian. All of which was initiated by Patty (she will and does take full credit, always), and he will be forever indebted to her, because he & Miranda first met at P.S. I Love You event way back in 2009.
Customer Success Leader, Apigee
Erika Muelle is a Customer Success Leader at Apigee, a tech company that helps revolutionize how people live.
Apigee is founded and built by geeks with an insatiable curiosity for what the future of technology holds. We power apps for fuel bands, connected cars, high-end fashion, your go-to soft drink and next Walgreens prescription.We aren’t just building a product; we are shaping a brand new industry and changing the way people live, work and play one API at a time.
Piero Stillitano, MBA, MA, CM&AA
Piero Stillitano is a finance and business development professional with more than 15 years of experience managing corporate financial and strategic operations for companies with multi-state and international operations. Piero is currently the CFO of two Los Angeles based leading national providers of quality, specialized, educational services to children and adults with special needs: Total Education Solutions, and the Institute for the Redesign of Learning.
Piero holds an M.B.A. (International Business) and an M.A. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is also a CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor), and he is a member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA).
SVP, Senior Commercial Lender
Wells Fargo Bank – West Coast Business Banking
As a banking professional, Mark Wilhelm has an impressive background and expertise with commercial real estate, equipment financing, business credit, and small business loans. Mark is the Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Lender at Wells Fargo Bank where he has worked for the past 25 years. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mark was an analyst for Demko Baer & Associates, a financial consulting and database firm. In addition to serving as a board member of the PS I Love You Foundation, he previously served as a board member on the Networking Committee for the Loyola Marymount University Alumni Association, where he graduated from the University’s College of Business Administration. Mark has been a long time supporter of PS I Love You Foundation.
President / CEO Makai, Inc.
Shortly after graduating from Loyola Marymount University, entrepreneur and marketer Robbie Thain founded his own marketing agency Makai Inc., meaning “by the sea” in Hawaiian, in honor of his native state. Since then, Makai Inc. has expanded to Europe in Leipzig, Germany and to Latin America in Peru. After getting Makai Inc. off to a successful start, Robbie launched Dos Manos, a bilingual Hispanic Marketing division that focuses on marketing to the lucrative and growing Hispanic community. But Makai Inc. is not his only passion. In 2005, he founded Gorilla Toolz, a company that develops hosted partner portals for B2B Partner Ecosystems. Later in his career, he launched the concept of self-storage with his third company Selbstlagerbox in Germany. Robbie hopes to positively influence those he meets and works with along the way, which is demonstrated by his involvement in non-profit organizations such as PS I Love You Foundation.
Scott Matrenec is Head of Strategy & Business Development at Motorcar Parts of America, a leading remanufacturer and distributor of aftermarket automotive parts. Prior to joining Motorcar Parts of America, Scott was President of Fenwick Automotive Parts, an international remanufacturer and distributor of automotive parts. He also held various positions in the Turnaround and Restructuring Services Group for AlixPartners and Financial Advisory Services Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive experience in implementing comprehensive financial, operational and growth strategies. Scott is a Hermosa Beach resident that is passionate about helping children of low-income working families to have access to world class educational resources.
Scott received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Kathleen is founder and Executive Director of Participative Management Systems a training and development company that provides coaching, leadership development and team building programs to high-tech firms, local and metropolitan city and county governments, leading defense/aerospace contractors and major health management organizations. She has over 30 years’ experience in the training and development field and in coaching nonprofits to develop the infrastructure necessary to fulfill their potential. She has a Masters in Psychology with a Concentration in Multicultural Relations. and certificates in Managing in Multicultural Work Environments and Engineering Management.
Wayne Powell is the host and producer of ‘Powell to the People’ on the Healthy Life Radio Network. Wayne served on the Manhattan Beach City Council for 8 years (elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013), including 2 terms as Mayor (2012/2013 and 2014/2015). Wayne also served on the Los Angeles County Beach Commission (2010-2017), and as the Chair (2015). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following Manhattan Beach civic organizations: Community Emergency Response Team (founding board member), Historical Society, Coordinating Council, Senior Advisory Committee and Leadership Manhattan Beach. He also serves on the Beach Cities Health District’s Finance Committee. Wayne is an Eagle Scout.
Wayne previously worked 5 years at an international CPA firm and has held Controller and Chief Financial Officer positions for 25 years in the motion picture & television and music/recording industries.
Wayne has a B.S. in Business Administration in Accounting/Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Leadership Program.
Julie Aksoy, MA
Program Evaluation Manager at Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Julie Aksoy is the Program Evaluation Manager at Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that works with schools, companies, community orgs, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids. Julie works with the evaluation and data team and manages the design and implementation of evaluation strategies, systems and processes for all programs and initiatives across the organization. Prior the Alliance, Julie was the Program Evaluation Specialist for Beach Cities Health District, a local public health agency that works to create a healthy beach community in Redondo, Hermosa & Manhattan Beaches.
Julie’s passion in life is to work with organizations that focus on the health and wellbeing of youth. She believes that with the right conditions and the right people around them, all children can develop in a positive way that allows them to thrive. She earned her Master’s degree in Child Developmental Psychology and Program Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.